July 2012

Westchester County Executive Introduces Free Prescription Drug Discount Card

July 31, 2012 - 08:30

ProAct Discount CardWHITE PLAINS, NY -- Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino today announced that the county is participating in the ProAct Prescription Drug Discount Program in an effort to help reduce the cost of prescription drugs for those who are uninsured or underinsured – a benefit that comes at no cost to the county or taxpayers.
Every household in Westchester will be receiving the ProAct Prescription Drug Discount Card in the mail starting as early as today.

Have New Rochelle City Council's Actions Stifled Open Government?

July 31, 2012 - 02:24

The financial problems of our city, state and nation remain unabated, while the local taxpayers must continue to support our government. What intensifies this phenomenon is a city government in New Rochelle which appears to be interested in development for development's sake. The evidence is accumulating that open government is being shuffled aside in favor of government actions which place a low priority on citizen input.

Monroe College announces the launch of the King Graduate School for Urban Studies and Applied Research

July 30, 2012 - 16:02

Image001Monroe College is proud to announce the launch of the King Graduate School for Urban Studies and Applied Research, an official name change to its graduate programs that aptly reflects the School’s mission of preparing students for the challenges and opportunities unique to urban communities around the globe and to apply learning and research to make a positive impact.

The King Graduate School offers two master’s degree programs – a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice – targeted to professionals who want to become leaders in supporting business growth and addressing safety and other issues that plague urban communities around the globe. The enhanced curriculum features project-based and community-centered learning and research, making it immediately applicable in a wide range of workplaces and community settings.

New Rochelle High School PTSA Officers for 2012-13 Installed

July 30, 2012 - 09:17

New Rochelle High School PTSA officers were installed on June 7th

The incoming officers for 2012-13 will be:

President: Rosemarie Liguigli
President Elect: Suyen Taylor
VP Programs: Birgitte Stoerger
VP Membership: Tine Kryger
VP Community Affairs: Lisa Dorman
Secretary: Linda Fosina
Treasurer: Ellen Oster

The 2011-12 PTSA Co-presidents were Linda Fosina & Rosemarie Liguigli.

Library’s Disney Hit Parade Continues With The Apple Dumpling Gang

July 30, 2012 - 08:38

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Public Library’s family film series, Disney Hit Parade, continues on Monday, July 30th at 6:00 pm, with the 1975 film, The Apple Dumpling Gang. The comedy stars Bill Bixby, Susan Clark, Don Knotts, and Tim Conway.

The story of the film involves three young orphans who stumble upon a huge golden nugget. They join forces with two bumbling outlaws (Knotts and Conway) to stage a robbery of the gold to fend off the greedy townspeople. Little do they know that a surly gang of sharpshooters plans to beat them to the draw!

The color film runs 100 minutes, and is shown on the big screen of the air-conditioned Ossie Davis Theater. There is no charge.

The library’s Disney Hit Parade series concludes on August 6th with a viewing of Escape to Witch Mountain.

New Rochelle UFFA Local 273: Why Seconds Count When Fighting Fires

July 29, 2012 - 22:56

FF Byron Gray explains how rapidly fires ignite today, as compared to 20 years ago, because modern furnishings and construction materials, commonly made with synthetics/petroleum products burn hotter, faster and more toxic. “All of the contents (of a home) - the rugs, the furniture, lighting fixtures – they all burn at a higher degree temperature than they used to and they give off much more toxic gases and smoke,” he says in the video.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This video is part of a series, New Rochelle Fire Fighters Speak of Pain, Suffering & Dangers of Fires

Library Hosts Special “Dream Big!” Programs

July 29, 2012 - 09:54

Animal Embassy 8 1 12NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Public Library’s “Dream Big!” theater programs for Wednesday, August 1st will feature programs for films for the younger children at 10:30 am, and a live show for children ages 5 and older at 2:00 pm.

Curious George – “Sweet Dreams will be shown in the Ossie Davis Theater Films, beginning at 10:30 am. This compilation of films stars the beloved children's character Curious George through over 90-minutes worth of adventures. The eight episodes include "Night of the Wiener Dog", "Movie House Monkey", Say Goodnight, George”, “Hundley's Great Escape”, “The Big Sleepy”, “Red Sky at Night”, “Monkey's Delight”, “Curious George and the Invisible Sound”, and “Water to Ducks”. The movies are rated G and are appropriate for ages 2 – 5 years.

Young Israel of New Rochelle Triathlon Team to Raise Money for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

July 29, 2012 - 09:40

On September 23, 2012, a group of 40 individuals, many of them self-proclaimed couch potatoes, will take on an incredible feat—competing in an Olympic Triathlon. While some of teammates had competed in the Jarden Westchester Triathlon before, most of them are first-timers. Together, all of them have a higher goal in mind—to raise money to find a cure for blood cancers.

Skippy’s Team 3.0 consists mostly of members of the Young Israel of New Rochelle synagogue, who, for the third year, have decided to take on this challenge in memory of their dear friend, Stephen “Skippy” Lubofsky. Skippy lived in New Rochelle, New York with his wife Yael, and his three young children, Noam, Daniel, and Eliana. Stephen passed away on October 27, 2010 from complications resulting from a 13-month battle with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Stephen’s oldest son, Noam, was a member of Skippy’s Team 2.0, and will be participating in his second Olympic Triathlon at the age of 17 in memory of his father and in an effort to prevent another son from experiencing the loss he has experienced.

WFAN All-Stars Celebrity Softball Game Lineup Features Hall of Fame, Local Talent

July 29, 2012 - 09:25

Teams are now set for the WFAN All-Stars Celebrity Softball Game in New Rochelle, Tuesday, July 31st at the new Flowers (City) Park athletic complex. The nine inning slow-pitch softball game pits former New Rochellean and WFAN morning anchor Craig Carton, his co-host Boomer Esiason and the WFAN All Stars against the New Rochelle Celebrities, coached by College of New Rochelle Athletic Director Harold Crocker and including Mayor Noam Bramson, City Manager Chuck Strome, participating players on teams within the New Rochelle Parks & Recreation Adult Softball League Program and other invited celebrity players. Prior to joining the College of New Rochelle, Crocker, a New Rochelle native, enjoyed a winning career coaching at New Rochelle High School when Carton and Bramson were students; and at Iona College.

The Celebrity Game will be played at Flowers (City) Park Athletic Complex on softball field #1 Fifth Avenue near Portman Road. Team Warm-Ups will begin at 5:30 p.m.. The pre-game ceremony including introductions and the National Anthem will begin at 6:00 p.m. First pitch is at 6:15 p.m.